Godzilla Museum opens ahead of schedule


Known for creating outdoor attractions with realistic sets from popular anime series, theme park Nijigen no Mori now offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the king of all kaiju, Godzilla. 

For a limited time only, the first ever Godzilla Museum, housed within the Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji zipline attraction, will open its doors to provide fans with a sneak peek of what’s to come.


Godzilla attraction within Nijigen no Mori


Godzilla Museum 1 - Godzilla attraction poster
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Godzilla has been popular worldwide since its appearance in the 1954 Gojira movie directed by Ishiro Honda. The Nijigen no Mori theme park will soon have an attraction dedicated to this kaiju (beast), named “Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji”. 

Fans can expect to explore the insides of a 120m life-sized Godzilla when the attraction opens. 


Godzilla Museum exhibits and special Godzilla-themed food


Godzilla Museum 2 - museum exhibit
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Nijigen no Mori

Due to COVID-19, the launch of the Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji attraction, originally set to open in Summer 2020, has been delayed.

However, within the Godzilla attraction, there is a Godzilla Museum where fans can look at figures of the monster and see how it has evolved from 1954 to now. To give fans a foretaste of what’s to come, Nijigen no Mori has decided to open the museum ahead of the actual attraction. From 8 August to 31 August 2020, visitors can check out what the museum has to offer.

Godzilla Museum 3 - museum exhibit
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Some of the exhibits inside the museum include dioramas from films such as Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) and Shin Godzilla (2016). Fans will also have the chance to look at real movie props and check out prototypes for modelling studies.

Godzilla Museum 4 - Godzilla-themed food
Godzilla-themed dishes
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Apart from the museum exhibits, visitors can also treat themselves to Godzilla-themed food from 11AM-8PM at Morino Terrace, a restaurant located in the theme park. Limited edition coasters will also be given out as a freebie for diners who order a Godzilla-themed dish.
Godzilla Museum 5 - children workshop
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As part of the advance opening of the Godzilla Museum, a children’s workshop called “Chibi Godzilla Nakayoshi Sakusen” will also be held at Morino Terrace. Kids will get to make their own party blower, as well as other craft projects, as they get to know more about Godzilla. 


Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji


Godzilla Museum 6 - 120m life-sized Godzilla
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When the Godzilla Interception Operation Awaji attraction finally opens, visitors will get to roleplay as a scientist and zipline through the famed Japanese monster’s mouth. During the zipline mission, visitors can fire missiles inside Godzilla and explore its insides following a course set by the park.

Godzilla Museum 7 - Godzilla shooting activity
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Other than the zipline, a separate shooting battle against the terrifying creature will also be available when the attraction opens. Visitors will get to battle it out with Godzilla in a shoot-out while avoiding the monster’s counter-attacks.  

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Other ongoing themed attractions in the park


Godzilla Museum 8 - Hokage wallImage credit: @nb_shinobizato

Nijigen no Mori has other themed attractions already opened to the public, such as the Naruto & Boruto Shinobi-ZATO. Delve into the world of ninjas and work your way through a 3-storey maze right behind a huge 11m high Hokage wall straight out of Naruto.

Godzilla Museum 9 - Akatsuki training ground
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Godzilla Museum 10 - Ninetails fox statue
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Many exciting missions await you as a ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village in this Naruto-based attraction, such as repairing a destroyed chakra seal and tracking down the mastermind behind it.

Godzilla Museum 11 - Naruto attraction map
Map layout of the Naruto & Boruto Shinobi-ZATO attraction
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Early opening of the Godzilla Museum


Although the main attraction cannot open just yet, the advance opening of the Godzilla Museum that lasts till the end of the month allows visitors to enjoy a fun-filled time immersed in Godzilla wonder.

Nijigen no Mori
Address: 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture, 656-2301 Hyogo Prefectural Awajishima Park
Park opening hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM
Museum opening hours: 10AM-6PM (last entry at 5PM)
Admission: Entry to the theme park is free. Entry to the Godzilla Museum is ¥1,000 (~USD9.46) for adults and ¥800 (~USD7.57) for children. Each child ticket includes entry to the children’s workshop, but adults will have to pay an additional ¥500 (~USD4.73) to participate.
Telephone: 0799-64-7061
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Cover image adapted from: Nijigen no Mori